Whilst my health issues concern me and I'm taking steps to reduce them, I consider myself luckier than most because I do not experience the severity that others have described.
But having had some form of reflux for 6 years I'm not sure what's 'normal' any more. My own reflux, now I'm coming off PPIs (only 10mg every other day) takes the form of:
- Some burning in oesophagus during the night, minimised if I sleep on my back or left.
Some reflux, in conjunction with burping, perhaps about 5-6 times a day but instantly calmed by chewing gum or having something small to eat
Some aches in my stomach and upper right (under ribs)
I'm pretty sure reflux once a day and at night isn't normal but it does seem minimal compared to some horror stories I've heard. I'd be curious to know if anyone else has symptoms similar in nature.